One of The 10 Best Albums of 2013: ‘This collection of Irving Berlin songs has deliciously deft numbers like Shakin' the Blues Away, and witty ones like He Ain't got Rhythm (where Rodney Bennett's quavering tenor is just as satisfying in its way as Martin's rich, lingering contralto).' The Telegraph
Lifelong friends on and off stage, Martin and Bennett recorded three studio albums and enjoyed acclaimed concert performances in a collaboration that flourished over two decades. Recorded in New York, Say It Isn't So is their last recording together and one of which Claire is immensely proud. Bennett's skilful arrangements highlight why Berlin was widely considered one of the greatest songwriters of all time and brilliantly showcase Claire's assured and expressive voice.
Claire and Richard's previous duo albums, 'When Lights are Low' and 'Witchcraft', received wide critical acclaim: 'their albums set the standard for classic interpretations of popular songs' (The Observer).
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11 December 2016
12 December 2016Crazy Coqs -11th @ 3pm & 7pm 12th @ 7pm
, 20 Sherwood St, Soho, London W1F 7ED England United Kingdom
Ian Shaw & Claire Martin's Early Christmas Cracker
18 December 2016
18 December 2016The Sage
, Gateshead, County Durham, England, United Kingdom
'Let It Snow' with the Royal Northern Sinfonia
16 January 2017
17 January 2017Ronnie Scotts
, Soho, London, England, United Kingdom
Claire Martin with the James Pearson Quintet and the Tippett Quartet - celebrating Shirley Horn